Welcome to NEW World: Former Refugee Magid Magid from Somalia Takes Lord Mayor Post in UK

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A former refugee from Somali took over as Sheffield’s Lord Mayor and became the youngest mayor, according to HuffPost.

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Source: CHRIS SAUNDERS

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Magid Magid is the city’s first Somali mayor, first Green Party mayor, and, at 28, the youngest mayor. “Just me being in the post brings an element of difference to the role,” he stated.

He took the new role at the annual ceremony, followed by the Imperial March from Star Wars and the Superman theme tune.

Source: thestar.co.uk

He stated he became interested in politics at the university where he was elected as president of the students’ union. That was the first step towards the big changes in his life.

“I’m not here to change the world,” he said. “But from any one of the people I meet through my year in office, whether they are volunteers, students, artists or entrepreneurs, they may be the one who does change the world for the better, and if I can be any part in starting that, then that will be a job well done.”

 Story of Magid’s life

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Source: thestar.co.uk

Magid Magid was born in Somalia, “I remember just being happy, playing around as you do as a kid, but in reality it was a completely different story,” he stated.

He came to Sheffield when he was 5 years old in an Ethiopian refugee camp with his mother and five brothers and sisters who left their native country to look for a better life.

It was hard for them to adapt, but they managed to survive in the foreign country and learn the language. Later, Magid went to Fir Vale School and then got obsessed with mountains.

“I really wanted to climb the seven summits, so I worked 12-hour shifts every day for nine weeks and paid to go on a mountaineering course in the Swiss Alps. When I was 19 I wanted to climb Kilimanjaro, so I packed what I needed, went to the local town and found someone to climb it with me.”

“I guess that’s how I like to do things. I like to look for solutions to barriers, and being courageous and brave is part of being able to do that.”


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For the First Time Ever: Former Refugee Magid Magid from Somalia Takes Sheffield Lord Mayor Post as Youngest Candidate
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